Noun: conflict 'kón,flikt
Verb: conflict 'kón,flikt
- An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
"the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph";
- struggle, battle
- Opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
"he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
- (military) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
"Grant won a decisive victory in the conflict of Chickamauga";
- battle, fight, engagement
- A state of opposition between persons, ideas or interests
"his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
- An incompatibility of dates or events
"he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
- Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
"this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
- A disagreement or argument about something important
"the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats";
- dispute, difference, difference of opinion
- Be in disagreement or be incompatible
"The two proposals conflict!"
- Go against, as of rules and laws
"This behaviour conflicts with our rules";
- run afoul, infringe, contravene
Derived forms: conflicted, conflicting, conflicts
Type of: action, ambivalence, ambivalency, breach, break, contrast, counterpoint, disagreement, go against, group action, incompatibility, infract, military action, offend, oppositeness, opposition, state, transgress, violate
Part of: war, warfare